Thursday, April 5, 2012

Poetry Month Mash-Up: Day Five




E is for Epigram

Rena Traxel introduced me to a new form of poetry - Epigrams!  Here's how Rena explains it on her blog:  "An epigram dating back to ancient Greece, "is a short, pithy saying, usually in verse, often with a quick, satirical twist at the end" (Poet's.org). You can often find these types of poems in greeting cards. They can be inspiring, playful, or downright wicked."

About 15 years ago, I came up with (what I thought was) a great greeting card.  I submitted it to a greeting card company and was rejected - of course!  I still think it's really funny!  Last week, when I was shopping for belated birthday cards for my nieces, I thought of another funny greeting card.  So, I'll let you be the judges - here they are:

Here's the first one:

                                  Outside: Congratulations on the birth of your baby.
                                
                                  Inside: We knew you had it in you!

Come on - isn't that funny?


Here's the one I thought of last week:

                                 Outside: You know you're getting older when . . .     
                                 
                                 Inside: You keep forgetting to send birthday cards.  Happy belated  
                                 birthday!

I like this one because it sets you up to think it's one of those "you're getting older" cards but it's really a belated card.


Well - that's all I've got! 



Here's how to sign BABY:
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Here's how to sign CARD:
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